Full Interview: Edward Snowden On Trump, Privacy, And Threats To Democracy | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

17 sep 2019
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On the eve of his memoir 'Permanent Record' being published, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden talked at length from Moscow with MSNBC's Brian Williams in an exclusive interview. This is their discussion in its entirety, edited down slightly for clarity.
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Full Interview: Edward Snowden On Trump, Privacy, And Threats To Democracy | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

  • Beautiful assessment of the character of Donald. He's truthful affectionate guy with no malace in his heart. He's a person like Ceaser he gifted back the constitution to the people which is their bonifief right. Stay blessed jhn

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  • Hero

    William KimWilliam Kim2 klukkustundum síðan
  • Bring him to me in Holland. We both have the same power. Am being watched and followed for no reason. We call this a witch hunt when you tell the truth. God be with you Edward. Keep telling the truth because the truth will set you free

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  • Seems pretty ethical to me if what he says is true. I understand the espionage act is very important but it obviously needs reform.

    Mark thebldrMark thebldr6 klukkustundum síðan
  • Why USA charges heuwie for spying when it does the same thing spying on everyone. Hypocrite

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  • Hero. Snowden should be awarded Nobel peace prize

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  • Jeez it sounded to me like this country's Gov. Is screwed up, and facts have to matter more than feelings, sounds like trump to me! Plus why can't he come home and Nancy's still in office, when a judge said it was not only against the law but possibly unconstitutional! Listen to what hes saying! He's critical of Obama and fiza courts. But he is wrong if he thinks this is still not going on!

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  • Why is Brian Williams still a person?

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  • most of the important parts of interview has been deleted before uploaded on utube.

    Muhammad KhanMuhammad Khan17 klukkustundum síðan
  • Every country has two types of government: public government and private government. The former is what everyone sees, hear, touch. The latter is not part of the state, it's outside of the system. Why? Because the ones who are controlling the system is not the system, those are the commanders of the authorities within the institutions.

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  • No wonder Trump passed up on pardoning him, Snowden just talks down on everything Trump does. Trump seriously considered Assange but was talked out of it by his administration.

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  • The fact that he name dropped Jon Kerry and JOE BIDEN for being the main reasons he wasn't able to seek asylum in other countries should tell you people everything about who is now our "president" as of today 1/20/2021

    Vincent WallaceVincent Wallace23 klukkustundum síðan
  • Why not come back and face the music? Well, what song would be playing? 😂👌

    Deric TorrentDeric Torrent23 klukkustundum síðan
  • He has thoroughly exposed the large corporations and the legal legerdemain practiced by them. Here in India I have been following President Trumps travails through the news and views expressed in the New York Times and I have never before seen such slanted and opinionated presentations with the explicit aim of defamation. Absolute distilled yellow journalism.

    Ramesh ChengappaRamesh ChengappaDegi Síðan síðan
  • Our world needs more people like Snowden. He is a true hero. Wishing him all the best 🙏🏽

    K ParraK ParraDegi Síðan síðan
  • I'm not a Trump fan but Fuc$ Joe Biden for what he has and is still doing to Snowden

    sagetimsagetimDegi Síðan síðan
  • Congrats on your Pardon, 2021 SNOWDEN & TRUMP

    Jesse GillispieJesse GillispieDegi Síðan síðan
  • It’s January 20th. Is it 12 pm ET yet? 😃

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  • Where is he?

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    • @christian marfelt I’m jelly

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    • right next to putin

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  • Snowden should have his own political party called, "The Snowden Party". He can hack all votes in 100 percent land slide. "AWESOME".

    Corey DavisCorey DavisDegi Síðan síðan
  • A political exile from a corrupt banana republic: the United States of America.

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  • #PardonSnowden

    Draw With BeektorDraw With BeektorDegi Síðan síðan
  • He is an American Hero. Give the man a pardon.

    Steve JohnsonSteve JohnsonDegi Síðan síðan
  • His life has ingrained wisdom in him at a young age. I've always admired him, wish him the best. Wish Justice for him.

    Sylvia DomereseSylvia DomereseDegi Síðan síðan
  • How Do We Take The Fight To The Democrats??? You Use The Tools There Using, Against Them, Remember, We Built Those Tools!

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  • If you lived my life you would know nothing has changed.

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  • Edward Snowdon for President!

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  • 9:00

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  • Pardon Him!

    Irene KlauberIrene KlauberDegi Síðan síðan
  • Brian Williams....your good words of choice didn't go unnoticed..everyone has said a white or black lie..bravo. to your caliber..even. so..11th hour..is spectacular....Lester..is..able. to wear your shoe...you both have wonderful voices...amen to you both

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  • snowden for President

    Mark RobinsonMark Robinson2 dögum síðan
  • Lies instead of reporting, as usual!

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  • hi

    Aileen MurphyAileen Murphy2 dögum síðan
  • America has lost its true meaning of Freedom

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  • LOL Trump asked NDA for any one working in his administration. No that many whistleblowers. But leaking State secrets when it's in his interest. Real patriots. Not persuaded with Snow

    gradosa 82gradosa 822 dögum síðan
  • "What do you make of Donald Trump? There are so many things said about the president right now..and so much think. Honestly, I try not to think about it. There is so much chaos, and there so many aggressive and offensive things said. I think even his supporters would grant that. But I think he's actually quite simple to understand. D. Trump strikes me, like, not so much as a man who has never really known a love that he hasn't had to pay for. So, everything that he does is in form by a kind of a transactionalism, I think. What he is actually looking for is simply for people to like him. Unfortunately, that produces a lot of negative effects." It seems to me like an accurate view of Donald Trump - a man who buys his affection.

    Francisco NetoFrancisco Neto2 dögum síðan
  • Script reading is fun.

    Zach EnnisZach Ennis2 dögum síðan
  • Pardon him and bring him home already!

    Vanessa VansethVanessa Vanseth2 dögum síðan
  • This man is a patriot and he is hated by both parties. He's lucky to be alive.

    plainlogicplainlogic2 dögum síðan
  • Wow that kid is deep - I wish he could be back in this country, we could use his skills and morality in our government but I guess he’s too moral for those in power and they won’t allow him to blow the whistle on them without unfair consequences -it’s our loss

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  • Thank you, Edward. You are a true American.

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  • President Trump needs to Pardon him!

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  • What a fool, lol, do you guy actually ever tell us any news. cia mockingbird news

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  • Intelligent man .

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  • where are the protests until it happens? if not it could be another indicator that elites in USA have their own nation on the leash, let them protest and stand behind it only about what they want and approve. since nothing is happening about Snowden and Assange it really could be the case, that just maybe some violent protests were designed. to me that is interesting, they broke the law, they got exposed for it and all it happened was what? a few small protests 7 or 8 years ago. really? that's it? wow 🤯

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  • Edward Snowden did the right thing.. I back him all the way!!!

    Kenny HansenKenny Hansen2 dögum síðan
  • Have you watched the movie The internet’s Own Boy: The story of Aaron Swartz? Same thing snowden

    Elizabeth WallaceElizabeth Wallace2 dögum síðan
  • Smart guy like him going to Latin America? I have the same plan.,I am simple guy.

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  • This guy should be the presidente of all humanity ! Is perfect

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  • " The medias job is to conceal hypocrisy " George Carlin

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  • My man said in order to use a phone he removes the mic and camera, then add external ones to control what the phone hears. Wow.

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  • I wonder what Edward Snowden would say about the facts presented in the documentary The Plot Against The President on Prime Video? As usual, the MSM presents this as a "pro-Trump documentary" in the hope, I suppose, that no one will want to watch it. I just hope that someone in Congress or the Senate will have the courage to pursue an investigation into the witchhunt against Michael Flynn and others. It seems exactly the same scenario that Snowden protested against. God help us all and preserve our democracy!

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  • Im surprised the government allowed this to be up here

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    • It's very edited.

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  • What a hero and inspiration

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  • full pardon this guy

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  • I got my red star from Fake book for supporting Trump...and the first thing I thought was Nazi Germany issuing yellow stars to Jews to wear on their clothing to identify them in public. Congrats Zuckerberg you've gone so far left you've become far right.

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    • Why do you support Trump after all the blood on his hands?

      Thinker HaistThinker Haist2 dögum síðan
  • He sounds like a softly spoken Don jnr

    Dave MurdochDave Murdoch3 dögum síðan
  • He's a really great speaker and intelligent man, hopefully the law will be changed so he can come back home and fix our government.

    Tha MissizTha Missiz3 dögum síðan
  • Good interview.

    Max MoovinMax Moovin3 dögum síðan
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  • Post Times and other so called news are all CORRUPT.👏🙋‍♀️😅

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  • He is a frikkin hero, letting us know of our governments abuse!!!

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    • Ya problem is the gov is still doing it.

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  • See if anyone listens this guy IS LEGIT not fake BUT LEGIT. He has done good things and admitted bad things that happened in real life. He got caught and he sacrificed his Citizenship. YES THIS GUY DESERVES A MEDAL FFS AND PARDON

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  • Articulate.

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  • Hi is a Good Man

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  • This man should receive the highest honor in our country.

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    • No way..nothing will change! I should been international honor person.

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  • Journalist:: Why not stay and face the music,,,,, Snowden:: WHAT MUSIC ARE PLAYING,,,,,,

    Jay SanchezJay Sanchez4 dögum síðan
    • Exactly

      Deric TorrentDeric Torrent23 klukkustundum síðan
  • Facts have to matter over feelings. Good one

    If tomorrow never comesIf tomorrow never comes4 dögum síðan
    • @Deric Torrent thanks Deric, yes, the ability to agree, to disagree, agreeably is not an idea broadly accepted. Especially when leadership believes there are winners and losers. Covey suggested that everyone can walk away from negotiations winning. It’s called compromise. It’s a new day

      If tomorrow never comesIf tomorrow never comes14 klukkustundum síðan
    • I think that's one of our greatest problems. Feelings drive politics more than facts, and most are carried away by emotions so far that facts cannot be seen anymore, nor do they even seem to matter. It just sucks. We don't even know where we are so how can we possibly discuss where we need to be going? Great response on that end.

      Deric TorrentDeric Torrent23 klukkustundum síðan
  • As brave as they come.

    Calen MoskowitzCalen Moskowitz4 dögum síðan

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  • I love that various places have given Snowden the ability to speak since all of this happened. I would personally be afraid of being lumped in with him for giving him a platform to speak on and getting some sort of trumped up charge (no pun intended) because of it. Then again, I'm also paranoid.

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  • Ugh!!!

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  • goodness me he's got a sanctimonious voice.

    MikeMike5 dögum síðan
  • Edward Snowden brought everything he stole from the NSA first to a city in control of the Chinese Communist intelligence services. That they would have let him, then, go to Moscow instead of trading him to the United States for something they wanted means that Snowden almost certainly gave them everything he had with him before he took it to Putin's Moscow which, as well, didn't trade his return to the United States so it is reasonable to conclude that they, also, got everything he took with him. If he were not a white boy the media wouldn't be treating him as anything but the traitorous creep he is. Putin certainly has what he got to either sell or trade.

    Anthony McCarthyAnthony McCarthy5 dögum síðan
  • Do NOT COME BACK....... Deep State WILL make you DISAPPEAR........... t y

    AngAng5 dögum síðan
  • There's an on-going turf war in the gov't between the DIA, NSA, CIA & FBI. It's reasonable to believe that Snowden was a weapon against the NSA by one of those others and continues to be protected by them. How else could he have escaped and remained free? Not a QAnon thing, just common sense. His motives were honorable but the motives of those behind him were probably less so.

    John SmithJohn Smith5 dögum síðan
  • Until we can get a righteous DOJ, FBI, CIA, Government… And so on! He cannot come back to the United States… There’s too many people that need to be arrested before he comes back!

    Ann MarieAnn Marie5 dögum síðan
    • Like Trump has committed more crimes than Snowden

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  • Pardon him immediately. Let him and his family come back home.

    Rambos RaidersRambos Raiders5 dögum síðan
  • Can anyone please ask President Obama if he still thinks that journalist informers and foreign countries informers should be in the same penalizing rule? Maybe he's changed his mind.

    António Júlio SousaAntónio Júlio Sousa5 dögum síðan
  • We, citizens from the whole world, are all slaves.

    Guilherme MontenegroGuilherme Montenegro5 dögum síðan
    • Just idiots...more.The ones like you.

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  • He is being punished , because he told the truth.

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    • yes

      christian marfeltchristian marfelt5 dögum síðan
  • In few days, Joe Biden will carry da power. We'll wait n see, whether he would right the wrong. Such a waste of a highly intelligent citizen to not beg him to come home.

    Wiwi HarisonWiwi Harison5 dögum síðan
  • MCully Culkin should play Edward Snowden in a movie.

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    • Edward Norton

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    • Joeseph Gordon LEvitt does

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  • Biden hire him.

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